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Has Fox News stepped over a line?

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  • #61
    Re: Has Fox News steppred over a line?

    Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
    For the last few week whenever I turn to Fox News all I ever see is them debating the Healthcare law and constantly bashing Obama and it just seems like they have somehow forgotten the rest of the world exists and they are a news organisation who are supposed to report the news.
    They will have a 30 second segment about the disaster in the Philippines and then it's back to the Obama bashing.
    I'm not even that fond of Obama as he's a US president and as such is just as good as the next or last guy (I thought Bush was Ok and was unfairly called stupid just because he wasn't the world greatest orator) but the wall to wall bashing by Fox is so far beyond fair and balanced it's way beyond a joke.

    Is all US news this bad as it seems like they are trying to get people angry by the constant repetition of the same news reported by different people who are all angrier than the last.
    You watched one US news channel and are asking "Is all US news this bad?" That's like me reading your post and asking "Are all Brits this presumptuous?" There's this thing called the INTERNET where you can do something called RESEARCH to come up with a relatively well-supported, unbiased opinion based on fact. You don't need to watch FOX news, or even TV, to do that. FOX news channel is a consumer entertainment provider, much like the other channels like them (CNN, etc...).

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    • #62
      Re: Has Fox News steppred over a line?

      Originally posted by USCitizen View Post
      Imagine HealthCare.org actually working if it was developed by developers as opposed to MBAs.
      It takes a lot more than just developers to make a project of that size, especially with the government involved, come out to be a success. Yes, skilled developers are very important, but there are many more skills required.

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      • #63
        Re: Has Fox News steppred over a line?

        The only news program I watch on TV is the local nightly news at 10 PM. The only time I turn on FOX News is when there is some huge story like 9/11 or Katrina. I know that all the lefties in the country think that all Conservatives sit in front of FOX News every day and just soak up talking points but that is not the case. Most Conservatives are out working to support the rest of the country. The reason you don't see conservatives in the streets protesting against the Union workers there is that they have jobs and responsibilities and can't waste the time.

        FOX filled a void in this country. All of the major networks lean left as does CNN and MSNBC, and most of our written publications. The left hates FOX because it presents an opposing view for the first time in the last 100 years.

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        • #64
          Re: Has Fox News steppred over a line?

          Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
          Most Conservatives are out working to support the rest of the country. The reason you don't see conservatives in the streets protesting against the Union workers there is that they have jobs and responsibilities and can't waste the time..
          Chuckle.
          Yeah let's have a look at all the posters here with well over 10 000 posts.
          And that of course doesn't include the time spent scouring the internet to report back to us all your 'findings'


          Do you call your movement "Occupy USPOL"?

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          • #65
            Re: Has Fox News steppred over a line?

            Originally posted by rocheteau View Post
            Chuckle.
            Yeah let's have a look at all the posters here with well over 10 000 posts.
            And that of course doesn't include the time spent scouring the internet to report back to us all your 'findings'


            Do you call your movement "Occupy USPOL"?
            You know there are no unemployed Conservatives!
            In fact, there's a whole bunch of them in their 60s and 70s working registers and returning the shopping carts; they're just waiting for the market to work it out.

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            • #66
              Re: Has Fox News steppred over a line?

              Originally posted by rocheteau View Post
              Chuckle.
              Yeah let's have a look at all the posters here with well over 10 000 posts.
              And that of course doesn't include the time spent scouring the internet to report back to us all your 'findings'


              Do you call your movement "Occupy USPOL"?
              I'm retired. I didn't have time to do this before I retired.

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              • #67
                Re: Has Fox News stepped over a line?

                Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
                For the last few week whenever I turn to Fox News all I ever see is them debating the Healthcare law and constantly bashing Obama and it just seems like they have somehow forgotten the rest of the world exists and they are a news organisation who are supposed to report the news.
                They will have a 30 second segment about the disaster in the Philippines and then it's back to the Obama bashing.
                I'm not even that fond of Obama as he's a US president and as such is just as good as the next or last guy (I thought Bush was Ok and was unfairly called stupid just because he wasn't the world greatest orator) but the wall to wall bashing by Fox is so far beyond fair and balanced it's way beyond a joke.

                Is all US news this bad as it seems like they are trying to get people angry by the constant repetition of the same news reported by different people who are all angrier than the last.
                Your post says a lot more about you and the media in general than it does about Fox News Channel.

                I would be really interested in hearing what other national news story a national news organization should be covering. It's funny how inconsequential healthcare become to the left after the disastrous ACA roll out. I didn't think networks could find a healthcare story negative of conservatives too trivial to run weeks of coverage on prior to October's launch. Remember the Sandra Fluke coverage? Now millions are left without insurance, hundreds of millions of dollars were wasted on a website that looks like it will never be functional, and healthcare costs are going up and talking about healthcare is crossing a line.

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                • #68
                  Re: Has Fox News stepped over a line?

                  ... don't Brits have anything better to do than to criticize (just one) American "news" outlet(s)?

                  Fox is only one source: There are others and one should consume more than one if one is interested in the "real" truth. Fox, MSNBC, ABC ... CBS, all are infotainment with a clear bias one way or the other.

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                  • #69
                    Re: Has Fox News stepped over a line?

                    Originally posted by Whipple View Post
                    Your post says a lot more about you and the media in general than it does about Fox News Channel.

                    I would be really interested in hearing what other national news story a national news organization should be covering. It's funny how inconsequential healthcare become to the left after the disastrous ACA roll out. I didn't think networks could find a healthcare story negative of conservatives too trivial to run weeks of coverage on prior to October's launch. Remember the Sandra Fluke coverage? Now millions are left without insurance, hundreds of millions of dollars were wasted on a website that looks like it will never be functional, and healthcare costs are going up and talking about healthcare is crossing a line.
                    Solid point...I remember there being all kinds of not only coverage from the liberal media leading up the passing of the ACA but it didn't even stop there. There were even lots of commercials.

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                    • #70
                      Re: Has Fox News stepped over a line?

                      May I interject........

                      1. I am a conservative, I am retired, and I still work due to inflationary pressures, plus my President(s) want me to transfer wealth to support people who are not my immediate family, while NOT my immediate family wakes up around the time I go to lunch at my present job to watch the OWN network or Judge Judy.

                      2. I do not watch Fox news, nor do I watch Hannity. Instead, I listen to political shows from both left and right, since I want both perspectives. The only time I watch Fox is to watch the Chicago Bears, or the football game of the week.

                      3. While at work, I listen to at least 4 political podcasts a day; and here is what I hear from the left...........right wingers are homophobes, racists, hate the poor, are selfish, jihadists, domestic abusers, and everything bad you can imagine because they don't support the lefts ideas.

                      4. The right wingers want to know who is going to pay for all of this that the left wants, as we are 17 trillion in debt with accrued debt of over 90 trillion.

                      So then, instead of calling us racists, homophobes, etc.............just tell all of us-------->who is going to pay for this. If you want to pass YOUR debt down to your kids and grandkids, just state the fact that you do, and we can go from there.

                      Answer that one question, and we can all have a conversation. Just remember all the promises made by both parties on their grand plans of past entitlements, and look what they have done to us as a nation, and how they have the body politic at each others throats.

                      If Fox news is pointing out these things, then they are doing the correct thing as the left as grand ideas, has never paid for them as of this writing, and no matter how they try and convince the regular American some rich guy or corporation is gonna pay the freight, all anyone who is honest can see is taxes rising to pay for these schemes in working America.

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                      • #71
                        Re: Has Fox News stepped over a line?

                        Originally posted by Good1 View Post
                        ... don't Brits have anything better to do than to criticize (just one) American "news" outlet(s)?

                        Fox is only one source: There are others and one should consume more than one if one is interested in the "real" truth. Fox, MSNBC, ABC ... CBS, all are infotainment with a clear bias one way or the other.
                        It's the empire thing.

                        Canadians are used to it. Since the British empire crumbled they have little more to do than rag on 'the colonies' to make them feel like their in the game

                        Trust me, if the US had Britain's problems you'd be ragging on every little problem in every other country.

                        I wonder why a Brit is watching Fox news in the first place. It's not like they shout 'hey we're unbiased'; we know what we're getting when we tune in, if we tuined in

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